Turning Point in the History of Birth Preparation

by Michel Odent, MD The concept of birth preparation appeared suddenly in the middle of the twentieth century. “Methods” of preparation started to proliferate. Paradoxically, they were popularized by groups promoting “natural childbirth”, as if the words “methods” and even “preparation” were easily compatible with the word “natural”. The enormous credibility of all these methods …

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Common Traits of Humans and Mammals Adapted to the Sea

By Michel Odent, MD Since the publication of my book titled “The Birth of Homo, the Marine Chimpanzee”, I have learned through oral and written comments about one of the effects of ultra-specialization. It is a widespread resistance to consider seriously a unifying theoretical framework regarding human nature, based on a simple rule: when a …

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